Monthly Updates

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September 2020

The activities in the industrial and services sector seemed to have flattened out and operating with a slack, as seen from levelled...
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August 2020

Activities in the economy especially in the industrial and services sectors, slowed down during the first half of August due ...
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July 2020

July began with the call and repo rates nearing the lower bound of the policy corridor. Subsequently, the CBSL cut the policy rates by ...
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June 2020

The activities in the economy, especially the industry and services sector, further improved in June as evident by increasing...
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May 2020

The activities in the economy, especially the industry and services sector, improved marginally in May. However...
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April 2020

The industry sector operated with excess capacity in April due to the confinement. Tourism and trade sectors were crippled by the ...
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March 2020

In March the manufacturing and services sectors underwent a record contraction as the country went into a lockdown. The tourism...
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February 2020

January: Private credit was weak while government credit (grew by LKR120 Bn Y-o-Y) recorded a strong growth.
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January 2020

December: Manufacturing sector grew at a slower phase (4 points above threshold) while services.....
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